How to make turkey gravy. Looking for a homemade turkey gravy recipe for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner? Here's is the way I have been taught to make turkey gravy and it always turns out.

How to Make Turkey Gravy

An easy and delicious way to make turkey gravy for the big turkey dinner.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword turkey gravy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 19kcal
Author Randa Derkson


  • Turkey Drippings
  • 2-4 cups water
  • Chicken Base or chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 package of turkey gravy mix.


  • Note: I don't have measurements for most as the amount of turkey drippings I get from each turkey varies. 
  • Transfer the turkey drippings from the roasting pan to a medium-sized pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat (6 is my go to number).
  • Once the drippings are boiling, add the water. The amount I add depends on the turkey drippings. If you add too much, and the flavor is watered down, no biggie you can add more chicken base later.
  • Add the chicken base and whisk.
  • In a shaker cup (or bowl) mix together the flour and water to keep the gravy from lumping and pour a little bit at a time. (You can also use quick flour in this case, and you don't have to mix it.)
  • Bring to a boil. At this point, I taste test it and adjust the seasonings. Depending on how thick I want the gravy, I may or may not add more flour. If it's too watery or is missing an extra punch, I add a packet of turkey gravy seasoning - and that's totally okay guys!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 24mg | Calcium: 0.1% | Iron: 1.1%